Veteran Benefits

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Healthcare

Compensation (Service-Connected)

  • Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to Veterans who suffered injuries or were diagnosed with an illness while on Active Duty. There is no minimum service requirement, but you must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. If you were given a dishonorable discharge, call the Veteran Services Officer to see if you may be eligible for an upgrade.
  • You may be eligible for compensation if you have a service-related injury or illness, your service aggravated a pre-existing injury or illness, or you were injured while under the care of the VA.
  • Contact the Veteran Services Office for help with applying for Compensation benefits. Bring the following documents to your appointment:
    • Discharge or separation papers (DD214, DD215, etc.)
    • Dependency records (marriage license, divorce decrees, children's birth certificates)
    • Medical evidence (medical records, doctor/hospital reports)
  • If you cannot find your documentation, your Veteran Services Officer may be able to help you obtain new copies.

Individual Unemployability

  • Some Veterans who are awarded Compensation are unable to work because of their service- connected disabilities. Veterans granted Individual Unemployability are paid at the 100% service-connected disability rate.
  • You may be eligible if you are unable to obtain or maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of your service-connected disability. You must have been granted service-connected compensation for one disability at a rate of 60% or higher or you must have been granted service-connected compensation for multiple disabilities totaling 70% or higher. In this latter case, one of the disabilities must be rated at least 40% disabling.
  • Contact the Veteran Services Office for help with applying for Compensation benefits. Bring the following documents to your appointment:
    • Discharge or separation papers (DD214, DD215, etc.)
    • Dependency records (marriage license, divorce decrees, children's birth certificates)
    • Medical evidence (medical records, doctor/hospital reports)
    • Work history and wage records
    • Education history

Pension (Nonservice-Connected)

Education and Training

Vocational Rehabilitation

Home Loan Guarantee

Life Insurance

Burial Entitlements

Clothing Allowance

Housing Adaptation Grants

Automobile Grant and Adaptive Equipment

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance

Federal Employment Preference

Military Exchange Privileges

California Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Home Loan
  • Veterans Homes of California